Ferrari, an Italian luxury sports car founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939, makes an average $80,000 per car sold, according to a German study conducted by Dr. Ferdinand Dudenhoffer, a director with CAR-Center Automotive Research based in Duisburg, Germany.
That $80,000 is as much as a whole other luxury car — you could buy a Mercedes-Benz C-Class ($73,500) or Tesla Model X ($79,500).
Dudenhoffer tells CNBC Make It that he determined the average $80,000 profit by taking annual revenue and EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) for the first half-year reports of 2018 and dividing it by the number of sold cars. "Then we arrive at the average price of a car or average EBIT profit per car."
By comparison, Porsche, whose cars sell for about $50,000 to $150,000 (with souped up and auctioned models going even higher), makes an estimated $17,250 profit for every car, according to Bloomberg, and BMW, Audi and Mercedes each make about $10,500 average per car, according to Motor Authority.